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post #91 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:01 PM
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I mean this in the nicest way possible... You are being your own worst enemy.
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post #92 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Not bothered, you don't tell me how to live my life neither does anyone else. NOT going to college or sixth form. Had this argument with my mum and there's no-one that can persuade me otherwise.
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post #93 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:11 PM
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Well. When Mcdonalds wont even hire you, will you decide school is best?

You really aren't helping yourself. This thread and the thread you posted about ignoring what the internship people told you to do are going to be the nails in your coffin.
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post #94 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Not gonna happen. If I spend another two years with the people from my school I will end my own life, so that will be the nails to my coffin. And when I'm doing well with my horses I'll remember all the people who didn't help and the few who did.
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post #95 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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Your threads, your unwillingness to be open to other forms of training, and your general attitude will get you nowhere. I feel bad for you. Your attitude through this forum/you threads is atrocious. Your riding is mediocre. I hope you find your way. I hope you get a good trainer and pull your head out of your *ahem* because until you do, you'll be getting nowhere fast.

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post #96 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:21 PM
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Unfortunately, dreams aren't that easy to reach. You have to WORK to be successful. You have to do things you don't like to do, and you really always will to some degree. Unfortunately, being young, you're going to disagree with that till you're blue in the face and you'll only realize that you're wrong when it'll be incredibly difficult to turn back. We're giving you this advice because WE HAVE BEEN THERE.

I really do hope it turns out for you. Unfortunately I don't see that as likely, with you refusing to go to school (a very immature decision, to just flat out refuse to go to school. Nobody likes school, we tolerate it at best, but we go anyways instead of whining about it and deciding not to do it.) and refusing to change your view on anything. School IS an option for you. YOU are the one deciding that it's not. You can't say it's not an option when it's perfectly open to you, you're just refusing it because you don't like it.

Not to mention how many people you will have to work with when training horses. I'm not good with people, just horses, you say, but you have to have equal skill with each to hope to get anywhere in the horse world.

If course, with you I'm wasting my breath - you're young and you know everything. I hope it's not too long before you realize that we're giving you good advice that should be taken to heart.
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post #97 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm open to ways of training. If I worked with a horse that worked well after joining up, I'd do it, if they need a bit I'd use it. My riding has improved a lot since my lady video and I am getting a 10/10 in my riding for GCSE PE
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post #98 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:25 PM
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If I spend another two years with the people from my school I will end my own life, so that will be the nails to my coffin.
Generally I try to word these as nicely as possible, and though off topic, it needs to be said.

Suicide is not something you joke about, use as a means of exaggeration and to create drama, or use as a threat to get your way. If you do truly feel suicidal, I suggest getting help, as avoiding the situation will not make that feeling go away, I'm sorry to say.

I had a very, very dear friend of mine commit suicide, it is not a subject I take lightly.

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post #99 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:27 PM
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I've been trying to stay away from these threads, but here goes.
I'm 18, and I'm starting out as a trainer. I didn't go to college, although I'm not saying I never will. I've had a lot of help, and a lot of advice. Usually, what I don't want to hear is exactly what I need. My best friends were pretty much born on horseback, and I respect their horsemanship highly. I grew up with them, on their farm, and that's where I learned to ride.

Fast forward to my 11th birthday. They bought me a horse. Finally, I had my own horse at my own house and I could ride every day. During the three years I owned that mare before her knee blew out and she had to be put down, I started working with kid's horses. Making bratty little ponies an acceptable mount. My next horse was a basically untrained Arab mare. She taught me so much about training. And humility. My parents split, and she was the collateral. I still rode as often as possible, and as soon as I was 18, I moved halfway across the country to work at a small barn. When, I decided to come home, I had several job offers, and I've landed an incredible job, working for an old teacher of mine, training out of her barn.

The point to all of that is this: you will get nowhere without connections, without people. If I had not spent years being as appreciative and hardworking at my friends barn, they never would have bought me a horse. If I hadn't been appreciative of that horse and worked my butt off every day, I never would have got another. Do you think my old French teacher would have hired me if I hadn't been a good student?

School matters. People matter. Be willing for the bad jobs, willing for the people who see your flaws, and willing for the people who help you out anyway. You cannot start out young by yourself. Build connections. You said you don't like people, but the horse world IS people. Horses are the easy part.

The people on this thread that are giving you such 'terrible advice' are some of the ones that have the most knowledge. If you're feeling ganged up on, consider that you are in the wrong.

"But I can tell you this: When you get to square ten, all of square one will be in it." RayHunt
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post #100 of 111 Old 02-10-2014, 05:28 PM
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GCSE PE riding can be completed by total novices with less than 6 weeks riding experiance if they have a good horse! I've lent horses for the assessment and coached people through it.

Your riding is not as good as you seem to think it is.
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